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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Fr Hugh Thwaites SJ, RIP

I see from Fr Finigan's blog that the well-known Jesuit priest Fr Thwaites has gone to his eternal reward:

Having failed to find a photo of Fr Thwaites - who seems to have evaded the camera with consummate skill - I put instead a picture of St Ignatius Loyola.

Fr Thwaites was a loyal Jesuit. He was loyal to his vows, and to his undertakings that he made in the Order. I doubt he would want any other memorial. Except, possibly, to tell us to go often to communion, and to confession, to say the Rosary, and to guard as precious the gift of the Catholic faith.

"Man is created to praise, reverence, and serve God our Lord, and by this means to save his soul.
And the other things on the face of the earth are created for man and that they may help
him in prosecuting the end for which he is created.
From this it follows that man is to use them as much as they help him on to his end,
and ought to rid himself of them so far as they hinder him as to it.
For this it is necessary to make ourselves indifferent to all created things in all that is
allowed to the choice of our free will and is not prohibited to it; so that, on our part, we want
not health rather than sickness, riches rather than poverty, honor rather than dishonor, long
rather than short life, and so in all the rest; desiring and choosing only what is most conducive
for us to the end for which we are created."
(The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola)

1 comment:

  1. Here's a picture of him (on the left)